Professor Eric J. Miller has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Association for Travel Behaviour Research. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are chosen by a selection committee tasked with reviewing nominations and the award is bestowed every three years. The recipient must have made fundamental and sustained contributions to travel behaviour research for a substantial period; they must be widely known; and they must have influenced the field through writings, teaching, service, and nurturing of younger professionals. The award was given to recognize his profound impact on the field of travel behaviour research over his 38-year career. On July 18, 2018, he was presented with a plaque at the IABTR International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research in Santa Barbara, California.
Professor Miller is the Director of the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute, and a Professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering. His research is focused on the interactions between humans, urban land use, transportation and the environment. A significant aspect of his research simulates the travel and activities of humans of various socio-economic groups within their urban environment, and how their activities and environment chance as a result of land use and transportation policy.
Congratulations Professor Miller!